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Discussion of courage and faith Biennial Veritas Forum addresses issue of ‘embracing a costly discipleship’today

Vivian Liu

Lauren Madison G uest W riter

This past weekend, students and faculty collaborated to bring the ninth biennial Veritas Forum to Hope College. This year’s Forum focused on the topic “Courage and Crisis: Embracing a Costly Discipleship,” questioning the role courage plays in the life of a modern Christian. Hope’s College’s history with the VeritasForum, can be traced back to 1997, when Hope history professor Marc Baer and hiswife Patricia met Veritas founder and Harvard University chaplain Kelly Monroe and got the idea to bring Veritas to Hope. According to Baer, “Although to that point Veritas Forums had onlybeen heldatsecularresearch universities, we thought Hope students had many of the same Photo by Liz M artin questions students at Harvard F O R U M FOR FAITH— Charles Marsh gives his keynote lec­ or [University of] Michigan ture “W h o Is Christ for us Today? The Fierce Urgency of Dietri­ had, and in some ways felt the ch Bonhoeffer’s Questions,” last Thursday evening In Dlmnent same lack of freedom to ask Memorial Chapel as a part of the Veritas Forum, focused on them honestly in the classroom discipleship this year.

here. So we put together the first Hope Veritas Forum, which was held in 1997, and we’ve been doing itevery 2 years since.” The forum commenced on Thursday evening with the keynote address “W h o is Christ forus Today? The Fierce Urgency of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Final Questions” given by Charles Marsh, professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia. The forum continued throughout the weekend, with special guest Rev. Canon Dn Andrew White, chaplain of St. George’s Anglican Church in Baghdad, Iraq addressing the Hope community at Friday morning's chapel service and later that night for a second keynote address titled “Taking Risks for the Kingdom.”His time speaking at Hope concluded at The Gathering on Sunday night, where he spoke to Hope students and faculty about the courage of Daniel in the Old Testament and SEE




Chapel band is ‘worshipful and a w e s o m e ’ A day in the life of student musicians w h o use their gifts to be leaders in worship Will DeBoer

audio levels. Most ifnot allofthe band is here, including Joshua It’s 6:50 a.m. and E m Banner, now in his seventh year Newhof’s (T4) pleasant dreams at the helm as Hope’sminister of are interrupted by the blaring of worship and art. an alarm clock. “I like this kind of worship At first glance, it may seem because it’s a corporate act,” too early for a college student to said Banner. “It’s not about me be up and rushing; surely classes having to be this sophisticated don’tstart before 8! But it’s not a musician, so what that allows class that Newhof rides like the me to do is focus on identifying wind toward. Her destination: gifts within these students." Dimnent Memorial Chapel. Banner's students do not take Her task: 7 a.m. worship team their commitment to the band rehearsal. lightly. The worship team's page “Usually Ionly give myselffive on the Hope campus ministries minutes. Ten is very generous,” website details the long process said Newhof. “It’s early in the it takes just to apply, and those morning, but it’s always good to who do survive the auditions are be here once I’m here." expected to forsake other extraNewhof sings and plays the curriculars and “consider the keyboard in one of the two worship team their main extra­ chapel bands. Casual onlookers curricular activity.” may only see the seamlessness They are required to of each show, but only the band participate in at least two members can understand the services every week, and are time and effort behind every expected to attend rehearsals performance. for each service. In addition, By 7:15, the sun is twinkling the band members are to through Dimnent’s many keep themselves in order by stained-glass windows. The “maintaining and exemplifying band’s technical crew, led by the life of a disciple of Christ," director Paul Chamness, finishes according to the web page. taping down cords and adjusting “The people who make the G uest W riter

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LEADERS IN W O R S H I P — One of the two chapel bands leads students and faculty In song during worship at Dlmnent Memorial Chapel last week. worship team are leaders," said Banner. "They have each had a long conversation with me about who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are. And then after a year, when Iget to know them, they may end up

as a leader of the leaders.” These leaders comprise the core of the team, arrange music, and lead services when Banner is unable to be there. “Eve been able to give away a lot of see



Islam lecture and exhibition


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David A. Serio, an educator of the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, will present the address “Islam and Muslim Americans: An Introduction to Understanding Islam” on Monday at 4 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall. Serio’s lecture, which is open to the public and will include questions and answers from those present, will focus on the practices of Islam, what Islam means, an explanation of the Quran, the five pillars of Islam, sacred cities, holidays and demographics of Muslim Americans. At the same time, the lecture will coincide with a traveling exhibition sponsored by the Arab American National Museum, showcasing information about Arab Americans and religion thatwill be presented on the main floor of the Van Wylen Library, from Monday to Feb. 11. The Arab American National Museum is the first and only museum in the United States devoted to Arab American history and culture. As a growing population in the United States, Arab Americans have become ever present in the economic, political and cultural landscape of American life. The museum seeks to share the stories ofArab Americans to theAmerican public and educate people about misconceptions about Arab Americans and other minorities. The museum also boasts a variety of shared experiences of different immigrants and ethnic groups, further nurturing the diversity of the United States. The exhibition, however, is not simply about Islam and Muslim Americans. It also includes information on the three major monotheistic religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam and the different holidays celebrated in those religions. For those who would like to learn more about a frequently misunderstood religion and a growing demographic of the United States, Serio’s lecture on Islam and Muslim Americans and the exhibition will be a good opportunity to further one’s cultural competency.




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Veritas Forum: A Harvard tradition continued at H o p e since ’97 ♦ VERITAS, f r o m p a g e 1

Wed.-Sat. Jan. 16-19 Knickerbocker Film Series: “Searching for Sugar M a n ” Knickerbocker Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday Jan. 17 From H ope to Hired: Enhance your Marketability to Employ­ ers Martha Miller 257, 8 p.m.

Friday Jan. 18 Hypnotist Fred Winters

his own work in Baghdad. Other Veritas events included panel discussions and presentations of student papers that fit this year’s “Courage and Crisis” theme. Hope students Eric Dawson, Daniel Owens, Jessica Kozak, Chikara Saito, Josh Van Der Maaten, Stephen Shaffer and Grace Claus each presented a paper Saturday afternoon. The events included a concert

through the lens ofthe Christian faith. According to the Veritas Forum website, the events are intended to encourage “shapers oftomorrow's culture to connect their hardest questions with the person and storyofJesus Christ.” One may wonder what sort of relevance courage has to the average Hope student. According to Baer, it is more than the stuff of Hollywood

by singer/songwriter John Mark McMillan which also featured a dance performance and a poetry reading. Conceived at Harvard University in 1992, Veritas has evolved into an event involving secular and Christian colleges and universities nationwide. Participants from various campuses organize their own individual forums to address some of life’s biggest questions

dramas and classic novels; it can be lived out by anyone who hopes to face difficulties with grace. “W e will all reach a breaking point, perhaps multiple times in our lives (as a historian I’ve certainly been witness that that!). Will we break? Have we equipped ourselves before that point so that for the sake of others we bend but we do not break?"

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Monday Jan. 2 1 Lecture on Islam and Muslim Americans Winants Auditorium, 4 p.m.

Monday Jan. 2 1 Civil Rights C om m e m o r a t i v e W e e k begins

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leadership, and that makes me very confident and comfortable on days when I’m M.I.A.,” Banner added. It’s about 7:25 when the band In B r i e f finallystartsto rehearse. Newhof and fellow singer Allison CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW VanLoon (’14) share some ESSAY CONTEST harmonies and a few laughs to fight through the sleepiness. By Current Hope College juniors about the third run-through, and seniors are eligible to submit the band has meshed: Banner’s theirwork for consideration in the acoustic guitar rhythms, Charlie eigth annual Christian Worldview Rowerdink’s (’13) ringing guitar Essay Contest. The winner of sounds, Tyler M o u w ’s (T4) bass the contest will win $1,000 and foundation, Joshua Holicki’s the runner-up will recieve $500. (T4) steady drumbeats, and Previous award recipients of Noah McLaren’s (’13) soothing 2012 include winner Brooke piano melodies. McDonald (’12) and runner-up By 8:10 the team is ready to Kevin Waston (’12). depart for their various next Essay submissions must destinations. Before they bid address an issue in contemporary adieu they talk on stage about faith or a historical event with their concerns, their stresses, contemporary significancesuch as and their rejoicings. They cap poverty,race relations,healthcare, another successful time together consumerism, education, HIV/ with prayer, and are sent away AIDS or marriage. for two hours of personal tasks. Submitted essays must include McLaren spends his break at research of the chosen issue nearby Lemonjello’s. He is one and the application of a Biblical of the “leaders of the leaders" Christian worldview to the issue. Banner has mentioned, and he Essays must be six to ten pages tries to set a good example: he long and submitted by Feb. 25. reads and does homework as There will be an info session for he soaks in the sunshine from a those interested on Thursday, nearby window. Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. in the Granberg By the time 10:20 rolls room of Van Wylen library. around, McLaren will already have been long atchapel; he likes to get there half an hour early to PARK THEATRE LEGENDS center himself. When everyone MONTH else arrives, they are centered and ready to lead the worship. Every Saturday at 8 p.m. “It'sexciting. Iget butterflies, during January the Park Theatre Ialways do," says Newhof. “With in downtown Holland will feature the first couple notes it’s always, a different cover of a legndary ‘ Are we going to be able to do band. The cover bands kicked this?’And then we are. And it’s off with War Machine, a Kiss always reassuring because you cover band on Jan. 5 and Kashmir look out and see people come to performing a replication of the the service. It’s worshipful and Led Zeppelin show on Jan. 12. it’s awesome.” Upcoming cover artists Indeed, in this charged include the Saturday, Jan. 19 atmosphere, one would be hardperformance featuring a Nirvana pressed to find a member of cover band called Aneurysm and the band feeling anything but a Radiohead cover band called worshipful and awesome. As she Kid A. On Saturday, Jan. 26, gazes out upon the more than a The Cavern Beat will perform a thousand Hope College students tribute to The Beatles. and faculty, purposefully singing ParkTheatre offersan intimiate and raising their arms to feel venue with a high-tech sound their God, Newhof can't help system. Admission is $15 to each but look back on what seems show, or a discounted price of$50 like an eternity since her 6:50 for all four performances. a.m. wake-up call and smile. It was worth it.Italways is.

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PRAISING HIM IN S O N G — April Johnson (’13) and Gloria Holder (’14) help guide the m a n y chapel-goers through a h y m n last w e e k during worship. Both of the chapel bands play at two worship services every w e e k throughout the year.




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America’s energy renaissance Timothy C o o k

created subsidies to alternative to process. N ew technology, energy sources being produced however, has made processing domestically in the U.S. These not only viable, but also highly Deep in the backwoods of recent efforts have brought new profitable. More than $90 billion rural Pennsylvania, locals in the attention to long forgotten rural has now been invested in new small town of Titusville had long Pennsylvania, which again holds U.S. energy resources. suffered from a very particular a key resource that may turn the Most shale formations are not problem: whenever they dug for U.S. into an energy superpower: only rich in gas, but previously water, they would sometimes shale gas. inaccessible reserves of crude foul the well by striking a vein Shale gas, contained in an oil. Crude oil is expected to of black, sticky “rock oil.” It was immense underground rock have a 760,000-barrel increase well known that this oil could formation called the Marcellus in production in the coming burn, but settlers preferred the shale, has been part of the years, the largest increase since still cheaper alternatives like reason the energy market has the beginning’of oil extraction whale oil to illuminate their undergone a dramatic revolution in Titusville in 1859. This new homes. in the last five years. Like the influx of hydrocarbon resources The advance of technology rock oil of 150 years ago, it was promises to turn the U.S. into quickly changed these opinions. long thought too expensive the world’s largest oil producer Modern chemistry allowed for this crude oil to be refined more efficiently than any other oil. Wells were first drilled in 1859, and overnight Titusville transformed into a boomtown; the once-pristine landscape was transformed into a forest of oil derricks. Until new reserves were discovered in Russia and the Middle East, the U.S. was the largest oilproducer in the world. The golden age of American energy self-sufficiency has long since passed and, in many ways, has been forgotten. Only as recently as 2005, when Congress passed a new Energy Photo Courtesy of AP Policy Act, has the U.S. energy DRILL BABY, DRILL— Oil derrick harvests black gold in the situation begun to turn around. Colorado plains. N e w forms of questionable natural gas s pe cu ­ Among other factors, the act lation could potentially replace traditional forms of drilling. G uest W riter

by 2017, only eleven years after President George Bush grimly stated that the U.S. was “addicted to oil." The geopolitical implications of such a shift would be enormous, as the U.S. is forecasted to be a net energy exporter by 2025 with the inherent ability to impact the global oil trade. The U.S. impact on oil prices will be especially significant; if the U.S. were to export oil outside of O PEC’s control, it could lower world oil prices and have a detrimental impact on the economies of OPEC countries. This foretold oil boom might sound promising, but it is not without its drawbacks, such as the highly controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing or fracking. Fracking involves using high-pressure water to crack open rocks thousands of feet beneath the surface. Once a rock has been fractured, oil and natural gas can be extracted much more easily. Critics claim that fracking has numerous drawbacks such as seismic disturbances, harmful methane leaks and grpundwater contamination. Another serious concern is that wide-scale fracking will tax the already thinly stretched see




Congress postpones fiscal abyss Alex Belica G uest W riter

If the U.S. Congress was a college student it would be a procrastinator of legendary pro­ portions. Not only did Congress wait until the last possible day (Jan. 1) to turn in itshomework, legislation to avoid automatic tax hikes that were part of the infamous “fiscal cliff.” It also gave itself a two month exten­ sion on the automatic spending cuts that were also part of the cliff. The impacts of the deal passed by Congress are just

becoming apparent to many Americans as they receive their first paychecks of the N ew Year. Along with a significant increase in income taxes for the wealthi­ er Americans (those making more than $400,000 per year). Congress also allowed the tem­ porary payroll tax cut passed as part of the stimulus act of 2009 to expire. In reality, this means the payroll tax rate jumps from 4.2 to 6.2 percent. A family earning $50,000 will have $1,000 less to spend this year. A col­ lege student that earns $3,500 working in a summer will have

$70 more in taxes automatically deducted from their paycheck. Those strictly cash “under the table” babysitting jobs are start­ ing to look very attractive. To add insult to injury, it is very likely there is more pain to come in the form of cuts to Federal spending. Although talk of impending fiscal Armaged­ don has faded from the national spotlight in the past two weeks, many issues that comprised the fiscal cliff remain unresolved. The agreement passed by Con­ gress was limited to only tax rates. As part of negotiations

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ALL SUITS, N O SMILES— A b r a h a m Lincoln and other famous presidents look on as highranking federal officials seriously discuss alternatives to an Impeding debt celling. Increased taxes for the wealthy, payroll tax cuts and and cuts on defense spending are all on the table.

to raise the debt ceiling (the maximum amount ofmoney the federal government is allowed to borrow) in August 2011, Congress agreed on $1.2 tril­ lion in automatic, across-theboard cuts to both entitlements (Medicare and Social Security) and national defense spending over the next decade, programs that are the sacred cows of the Democrats and Republicans, respectively. These cuts were to take effect beginning January 2013 unless Congress came up with alternative, lesspainful way to reduce the deficit. The deal passed did not off­ set or even eliminate these cuts, but merely delayed them for two months to allow for more nego­ tiations. Congress, however, will not likely get a full two months to debate such cuts as the na­ tion has once again reached its debts ceiling of $16.4 trillion and will need reauthorization, likely sometime in February, to borrow more. The Republican controlled House of Represen­ tatives is not expected to pass another raise in the ceilingwith­ out an agreement on significant reductions in federal spending. Like any procrastinator. Congress cannot avoid doing its work indefinitely as conse­ quences could result from a government shutdown. What­ ever cuts that are eventually agreed upon will further affect industries already experiencing a tepid economic recovery.

2 0 12 Hottest Year Ever in United States Wesley Rleth W o r ld N e w s C o -Editor

No, itwasn’tjust your imagi­ nation— it got really hot last year. And as our recent Janu­ ary thaw seems to indicate, this trend might not be going any­ where anytime soon. In a report finalized last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad­ ministration released find­ ings that, among other things, showed 2012 as the hottest year on record for the United States, a titleprevious held by 1998. Even more alarming is the margin by which 2012 super­ seded the previous record. The previous year’s average tem­ perature of 55.3 degrees was three degrees above normal and surpassed the previous record by only one degree, which may sound almost negligible. In real­ ity, however, the magnitude of one degree Fahrenheit on a scale as large as the contiguous U.S. is no laughing matter. To put things in perspective, consider the fact'that prior to last year’s data, the margin by which the coldest and warmest years on record were separated by was 4.2 degrees. Alongside the fact that the 10 warmest years on record all fell within the last 15 years of our history, the seemingly once-irrelevant theory of global climate change might deserve a second gander. The repercussions of a warm­ er climate offers few’ causes to celebrate. At least 11 disas­ ters during 2012 exceeded the oft-referenced threshold of $1 billion in damages, including Hurricane Sandy, with damages likelyto exceed $65 billion. Hur­ ricane Isaac, which pounded the Gulf Coast in August, and sever­ al tornado outbreaks across the Great Plains. The abnormally high temper­ atures and low rainfall of 2012 also produced one of the most wide-spread droughts of recent decades in the Midwest. The farming industry, which takes center stage as the lifeblood of most rural communities, was af­ fected most directly,with almost no type or size of operation go­ ing unscathed. Cattle farmers watched their pastures turn brown, grain farmers observed helplessly as production costs rose and yields all but vanished, and fruit producers saw their blossoming trees, spurred by an early March thaw, succumb to an ill-fated growing season. Last year made blatantly clear the effects of a drasti­ cally warmer climate, and has prompted policymakers to de­ cide if climate change may de­ serve more merit than initially given. The ramifications may be more immediate than expect­ ed, which, if nothing else, gives many Americans little faith in a policy of “act first, ask questions later.”



Finding creative courage a m i d crisis H o p e students and singer-songwriter John M ar k McMillan meld faith with art for the c a m p u s ’s Veritas Forum Leigh Clouse A rts C o -Editor

As Hope College’s Veritas Forum took place this past weekend, the Hope College Concert Series presented an evening where the student body and the public could come together to hear an artistic take on what it means to have courage in crisis. On Saturday night, Hope students and Christian musician John Mark McMillan entertained a crowd in Dimnent Chapel with a variety ofdifferent artistic mediums, all of which contributed to establishing an intriguing dialogue concerning

the melding of creativity and faith. To start the event on a high note, six groups of Hope students got the chance to highlight their talents in “Eight Minutes Max” performances. These acts gave the audience a glimpse of the diverse and imaginative ways members of the student body spread their love of art. Performers such as Dooga Fruit, D-Tropp, Justin Makowski and Co., and Ranya Betts (’13) offered up an eclectic mix of jazz-influenced pop, hip-hop, folk rock and ethereal pop music respectively, which kept the audience on its toes.

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Meanwhile, groups such as Hip-Hop Anonymous, which performed with D-Tropp, and a modern dance trio formed by Jamie Kreindler (T4), E m m a Zagar (T4) and Lydia Wathen (’14) added their own engaging energy to the night’s line-up. Finally, Juan Lopez (’13) complemented Daisy Hernandez (13)'nicely as he played the acoustic guitar while the latter shared three of her poems. McMillan then took to the stage. Described as a “songwriter’s songwriter? McMillan, along with the four other members of band, performed 10 songs written by the former that attested to his talent for combining deep, musing lyrics with piercing rock and folk arrangements. Despite some sound difficulties, which made it hard to hear McMillan’s vocals at times, he and his band put on a rousing show, enlivening the crowd with his opener "Seen A Darkness.” Its soaring vocals proved to be one of the highlights of the night. McMillan continued to maintain the high energy with tunes like “Economy,” “Death In His Grave,” “Skeleton Bones” and “WWho is, occasionally h o Is Tthhis," occasional!

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Ranya Betts exchanging playful banter with the audience. After that, he slowed the tempo, offering a more minimalist sound. With his songs “Murdered Son” and “Ten Thousand," an acoustic guitar and a banjo backed up his baritone, giving the audience a chance to appreciate the beauty amid the sparseness. McMillan also took some time to discuss hiscraftand the need for courage in art, as he emphasized the importance of taking chances and livingwith the knowledge of death. "[The] love within you dies if you don’ Lt do anything about it,”

he explained. “I’d rather just fail at [doing something that I love] than not try at all.” Rounding out the night, McMillan brought back his rock sound with songs “Love You Swore” and “Reckoning Day” before returning to the stage for an encore, in which he played his popular song “H o w He Loves”— a slow-burner that went out with a bang. Running over two hours, the event was packed with auditory and visually striking pieces that provoked thoughtful reflection, which ultimately made this reviewer deem her money well spent.

Soulful Strumming Spring flicks at the Knick Irma Cruz A rts C o -Editor

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PLAYING IN PLAID— John M a r k McMillan headlined a well-attended concert last Saturday night, which w a s part of H o p e ’s Veritas Forum. He performed his personal blend of rock-folk worship music.

For Hope College students that dread the winter months, the Knickerbocker Theatre is showing four films that are sure to make the season more enjoyable. The theatre recently announced an array of independent and contemporary movies for this winter and revealed that it would be showing three movies in the months ofjanuary and February and one in April. “Robot and Frank” was the first of the season, and it premiered on Jan. 7, and continued through Monday. “Robot and Frank" centers on the life of Frank, a retired jewel thief,whose sons think he can no longer take care of himself. The sons think about placing him in a nursing home, but a unique and clever idea overrules the initial plan. One of the two sons believes that buying a talking humanoid robot willaid Frank in all he needs, not knowing that it will eventually assist Frank in his robberies. The press has stated that the film depicts a dynamic and interesting relationship that, in addition to the many twists the movie presents, keeps the audience engrossed until the end. O n Monday, “Searching for Sugar Man" debuted and runs until Saturday. The film is an award-winning documentary about two South African males who are searching for the

truth regarding Rodriguez, an American musician. Many people believe that this musician committed suicide but these two men, as they search for the truth, find something unexpected. “Searching for Sugar Man” received a Special Jury Prize and the Audience Award for best international documentary at the Sundance Film Festival and is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary. The third film playing at the Knickerbocker is “Hitchcock,” which premieres on Jan. 28 and runs through Feb. 2. The film stars Academy-Award-winning actors— Anthony Hopkins in the titular role and Helen Mirren as his cynical wife. They headline an all-star cast, which also includes Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel. The plot itself

revolves around the production of Hitchcock’s 1960 film “Psycho” and the relationship between the director and the film's stars. The behind-thescenes drama issure to pique the attention of many. Rounding out the list is “Amour,”an Austrian film,which revolves around an elderly couple’s relationship after the wife, played by the talented Emmanuelle Riva, suffers a severe stroke. Both the film and Riva have received rave reviews and have been nominated for several awards, including the coveted Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Foreign Film and Best Actress in a Leading Role. The movie plays from April 1- April 6. All films start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free for students and are $5 for the public.

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Once Upon a Poet Dreary The life a n d legacy of Edgar Allan Poe: Only this and nothing more

- He was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston to two traveling actors .

- Poe was inspired by the British poet Lord Byron early on in his life.

- Poe was orphaned at the age of three, losing his recently single mother to tuberculosis.

- At the age of 18 he published a book of poems called "Tamerlane."

- He was raised by the Allan family, but was never formally adopted and had a strained relationship with them his entire life. - Poe wrote poems on the back of Mr. Allan's ledger sheets while Allan attempted to train him as a businessman. - Without Mr. John Allan's financial support, Poe couldn't afford school so he joined the U.S. Army in 1827 and then applied to West Point in 1829, although he never finished his education there. - John Allan died in 1834 and did not mention Poe in his w i l l .

- He got his first editing job at a newspaper called "Southern Literary Messenger" by winning a contest with his short story "The Manuscript Found in a Bottle." - He planned to start his own magazine called "The Stylus" but died before he saw the project to completion. - He published "The Raven" in 1845 which was immediately wellreceived and widely r ead. However, he only received $9 for the poem. -Poe is most noted for his contributions to gothic style and the genre of mystery and detective stories.

- At the age of 17 he became engaged to Sara Elmira Royster, but when he was away for a short time at the University of Virginia she married another man. - In 1836 at the age of 26, Poe married his 13-year-old cousin Virginia Clemm. - Virginia died of tuberculosis in 1847, leaving Poe devastated, perpetually drunk, and unable to write for months. - In 1847 he pursued a relationship with Nancy Richmond (a married woman), and although their relationship did not last, she inspired some of his love poems including "For Annie." - In 1849, Poe rekindled his relationship with his first fiancee, Sara Elmira Royster. She had been widowed and became re-engaged to Poe but he died before they married.'

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Poe died on October 7, 1849 when he was 40 years old. A passerby discovered him outside a bar on a Baltimore street, describing him as "in great distress, and...in need of immediate assistance." Poe was hospitalized that night and died a few days later. When questioned about possible causes for his dire state, Poe's answers were nonsensical. His true cause of death remains a mystery and the bizarre circumstances surrounding his death let rumors thrive.

■mt Newspapers at the time stated that his cause of death was "cerebral inflammation," a euphemism for alcohol poisoning. Poe had a reputation for bouts of alcoholism, especially following the death of his wife Virginia. However, earlier that year he joined the Sons of Temperance— a group meant to help him stay sober.

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Letters that Poe wrote around that time included references to him feeling ill. One year prior to his death, a doctor diagnosed him with heart disease, although he dismissed the diagnosis. Based on his condition, tuberculosis, epilepsy, diabetes and rabies have been suggested causes of death.

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Poe was discovered on Election Day in Baltimore outside a bar where polling was taking place. At the time, Baltimore had corrupt and even violent political practices. In some cases, political gangs "kidnapped" voters and held them in rooms known as coops. The victims were forced to vote multiple times, changing clothes between each vote. This theory remains popular because Poe was found wearing clothes that did not belong to him.

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In 2 0 seconds or less One slightly challenging thing about being back at Hope after one or— even worsetwo semesters of off-campus study is the 15-20 second long conversation that occurs with that casual acquaintance who you never got a chance to really get to know before you left, yet have interacted with enough that completely ignoring her as your paths cross in the stairwell beside the bookstore would be uncomfortable at best and, at worst, downright rude. If both you and this acquaintance possess both a laudable, but often inconvenient, level of politeness and a fear of awkward situations, then this short exchange becomes virtually inevitable. “H o w ’s it going?” you'll ask. “Oh, hey! It’s going great,” she’ll respond. “H o w was your break?”you might hasten to add, anticipating a response along the lines of “not too rough, you know, I went skiing with my family," or “pretty relaxing, I read three novels and watched a few seasons of Grey’ sAnatomy." At this point, at least 10 out of the allotted 20 seconds have been spent and no mention of your time off campus has been made, sp you’re hoping either that your acquaintance's desire to be punctual to her next engagement supersedes her

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now confirmed politeness, or that she simply has not noticed The best class I ever took that you were off campus. epiphanies at Hope College was Intro to Hope is a small enough school however, that option two is campus semester that adds the World Religions. I think I was quite unlikely, and since at least dreaded-ness to thisquestion for one of the conditions for option the returning student. With less® predisposed to love that class; one— that your acquaintance than five seconds on the clock,® as a communication and has an engagement to get to— is all of these experiences must be# international studies major, by no means guaranteed, you reduced to one word or phrase0 things that combine my love of can probably assume that the believable enough to satisfyyour^ stories and my love of different dreaded question will follow: departing acquaintance. ^ cultures are the jackpot for me, Alas, since suggesting a and this class had it all. It was “So, how was your semester off trip to Lemonjello's with this® part picture slideshow, part campus?” N o w I refer to this question acquaintance with w hom you® historical novel, part “Dead as ‘dreaded’ not because in- worked on a brief Research# Poets’ Society” and part actual and-of-itself it usually holds or Methods group project, or0 class I got credit for. Almost all inspires much apprehension who you once guarded in co-^ of the credit for how much I or fear. In fact. I’m willing to ed intramural basketball would loved that class goes to Boyd H. wager that for most students, seem a bit out of place, you Wilson, the kookiest professor the opportunity to share these must powerlessly submit to a '-®I’ve ever had the privilege of off-campus experiences would word that is fatally overused, ® knowing, A big part of our Hope be highly valuable. But that, in and inadequate almost to the# fact,isthe issue!An opportunity point of dishonesty to describe 0 College image is the fact (of sorts) to share is certainly your time off campus. Fantastic - that professors actually care presented in such short has been my adjective of choice ^ about their students; that exchanges, but in these contexts for the past few days. “M y time gets thrown around as one of (since at least 15 seconds have off campus was fantastic,” I’ll® the reasons students should already been expended before usually say. “Perfect! Well, glad.® come to Hope, along with the question and not more than you enjoyed it,” will be the final # “five-star dining” and “creepy five additional seconds can, in response from the acquaintance 0 squirrels.” As a sophomore, I good conscience, be spent in before you conclude with a .,had experienced that somewhat answering), the time element "See you around,” or perhaps a ^ with my professors in the Phelps is certainly wanting. It is this “Great. Well take care!" ‘ Scholars program, but most of lack of adequate time to— ifnot ® my freshman classes were a bit comprehensively, then at least Sa ’eed’ s been spending the • large, and while my professors last 8 months thinking all love # were nice enough I didn’t really satisfactorily— communicate the joys, frustrations, ever does is break and burn and 0 feel like I’d made a connection embarrassments, surprises, end, but on a Wednesday in a ^ with them. romances, and life-changing .cafe, he watched itbegin again. Prof. Wilson changed all that. The guy was all about ® caring; the class often felt ^ like an autobiography of his • experiences, and his openness Ryan Backman #made me feel immediately at Columnist 0 ease. He wanted to know me as ^ a person, as well as a student. our cans all over the place. I remember having awesome It’s a stark fact that has ® chats with him before class been creeping up on us for ® started, and I looked forward to years now, but nobody has • getting to know more about him had the cajones to say it • as the semester went on. until now. They have the The class was tough, though. courage to talk about their about smart person things! ^ ^1 had to write my first-ever 10 feelings, yet we just barely have W e can carry on an extended, page research paper (that seems the rudiments of sentiment. meaningful, and pompously They read books while we read erudite conversation every '^hilariously short now), and ther ^readings required for each class Sports Illustrated because we once in a while! need to have pictures to guide us What I’m trying to say isthat '^were well-written but dense; through something as complex the definition of masculinity names'dates'Places’and figures as a basketball game. has evolved, and that we have .got a little jumbled in my head Now, I know that when we not made a strong enough effort 5sometimes. Itwas the good kind of challenging, the kind that hear a girl getting all excited to keep up with it. We're no prepared me for much harder, and bouncy about a book, our longer useful in our role as “the first instinct is to smile and nod strong ones”;we have robots for much busier semesters in the and never actually read itand, to that now. That song and dance # # • # # # # • # # # be brutally honest, if it’s a Jane of strutting and flexing is old actually form an opinion, and Austen book we are completely and overdone and tiresome - in then argue with someone over justified in doing so. But what order to preserve our sanctity that opinion (ideally without about other books? Are we just as the greatest genderation, we using your fists, knees, heads, a bunch of lumbering, knuckle­ need to step itup. or other natural bludgeoning dragging anti-intellectualists? instruments). I now have one The overarching point I’m (Before answering that question, trying to make can be boiled last piece of advice which before keep in mind that not all “ists” down to this: read a frickin’ might have been tantamount are good.) Okay, ready? No, book. Then, after reading that to suicide. Disagree with a girl we aren't! W e can get pumped book, go and see the movie, over a book, ideally one by Jodi — 2013 Spring Semester Staff —

Excuse m e as I ramble on Achilles’ last stand I was told that it wasn’t a chick flick. I even went to see it for myself and I was right! The Perks ofBeing a Wallflower was an interesting, thoughtprovoking social commentary that was so humorous and light-hearted in places you didn’t realize what sort of jabs it was making at our deepest and darkest preconceived notions until one of its bleaker moments occurs. Yet I’m not writing here to give a movie review. What I really want to talk about is how I was one of 10 men in that lecture hallwatching it. So, first off, I want to say to those nine other men: good job being men. To the other several hundred who were busy with more thoughtless and unimportant things like frat parties, bars, homework, sleeping, attending a funeral, or reconnecting with friends, I must speak my mind. Men, the women are kicking

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future. It was also tough in a different sense. I had to come face-to-face with some of my more shameful pre-conceived notions about others’ beliefs and cultures, and put those aside to learn the truth and the beauty of difference. Ireveled in the chance to critically question my beliefs and ideologies. Every class brought about a new way to look at things, and the deep caring and understanding that Prof. Wilson imbued his lessons with still sticks with me today when I’m interactingwith others who are different than me. It was wonderful to find this class, an oasis outside of the Phelps Scholars program, a place to engage in discussions about difference and cultural misconceptions in the framework of world religions. Not everyone felt the same way Idid,though. A lotofpeople felt that re-thinking their beliefs was threatening, and there were a lot of people who came away from the class the exact same way, seemingly untouched by the weeks and weeks of lessons on cultural understanding. I still don’t understand that. H ow could being given the chance to learn more about the world around you ever be a bad thing? In any case, the classwas only the beginning of m y journey. Learning about other cultures, truly understanding another’s views and thoughts and feelings and desires is not something that can be simply summarized in one semester. It’s an ongoing process, but Intro to World Religions helped me continue on that journey. While I’ve been across the world and back again, the things I learned in that class I took years ago have helped me to approach people with compassion and a heart to listen. If you get the chance, take the class. I assure you that afterwards you won’tever be the same.

® # ® # ® # # ® ® ® Picoult or Jane Austen. Don’t lie about enjoying it to get in her good graces. Argue every once in a while and you’ll find that that backbone ofyours will be earning you some respect. Ryan Backman is,despite all that you have just read, a very manly man.

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As the only senior in my everyone to be a freshman Developmental Psychology like me. Though nothing in his class, it struck me today that it's attitude gave it away, one late he juxtaposed his personality. my turn now. That is,I’ve noticed night at the library, I started to He was a modern-day sage who that as I age here in college, wonder. He’d mentioned he was loved sports and hip-hop, who what I say holds more and more on the soccer team, but how took me on a date downtown in (Philippians 1:21-4). weight, which means I have the did he know so many people? Kalamazoo to go roller-skating I must sound completely chance to make an impact. But W h y so many nicknames (my thoughts: sixth grade absurd to compare my before Iget allbigheaded that oh already? After Ilearned he lived birthday party; reality: dance experience at Hope College boy I was born in '91, and before off-campus (still didn’t get it) performance on wheels and me, to Paul's experience in prison. I start the heavy roll of my eyes and that he had his car here, I the only white girl, sitting on a After all, I await graduation not over the cliche of setting an finally asked, “Wait, what year bench gawking in awe). He knew execution. I won't disagree that example to make a difference, I are you?" The point is he never a fun time and didn’tletinvisible the accommodations here are think back to my first semester. acted like he was better than lines and social structures much nicer, but I think it is of The truth is that someone anyone else. define his relationships because some value to draw this parallel. really did make a difference, Turns out he was a soccer he prioritized people over Our desire for home-cooked by way of example, and it was star and one of the calmest and problems. comfort ultimately points to our because he was older and wiser, most intuitive people I’ve ever That is something I am desire for God. but also kinder. His name was met. Everyone went to him for striving for during my last Perhaps the biggest comfort Justin Bailey (’10) and we rnet advice, mostly to hear ourselves semester at Hope: to consciously of home is to be known. To in Intro to Psych, taught by the spew out foolishness without refocus on the friends I've not have to explain oneself. same professor Ihave now. That feeling stupid. By the end of the made and the ones I’ve yet to And who knows us better than was the professor I complained rant, given his patience, we’d meet. Justin’s lasting example our Father? As the psalmist to that “Justin never helps” on know the solution on our own— reminds me to treat all equally says in the 139, “Your eyes saw our group project. After that, and ifnot, he’d give his opinion. and with respect (disregarding me before I was put together, he started showing up. W e Understanding and wise, he had difference), to offer time and and all the days of my life were were close ever since, up until as much control of his words support, and to go out on a written in Your book before a year after he graduated when as he did his footwork. That limb for others. For me, Justin any of them came to be.” As a our friendship was cut short stability addicted me because it demonstrated a humanly flawed, senior, I find myself fading into one day. That day was June 23, was my opposite. yet real-life representation of a crowd of unfamiliar faces. 2011 when his lifewas suddenly, That's not to repeat the the love Jesus commanded, and N e w students that will soon unexpectedly and inexplicably misleading comment “he was I hope I finally get it enough replace the old ones. This is the stolen by a drunk driver. so quiet" plastered on Facebook to pass it along. I’d love to see cycle that characterizes a four Lately I’m afraid I’ve been and repeated in the newspapers us all work together to make year college. This is a cycle that focusing more on those lastdays, after his death. Though it may our campus a real testament to characterizes life as a whole. I the things I should or shouldn’t seem I'm alluding to the same this love, honoring both Justin’s don’t mean to sound morbid. have said, when really, I want statement, the truth isthat quiet memory and God's nature. I’m simply observing that this to remember the beginning. doesn't cut it. Quiet sounds And who knows? It might be isn’t our permanent home and Thinking back, I’d missed like boring, closed, imprisoned. as simple as taking the time to that homesickness iscompletely the first day of introductions But the reality is that his was listen. understandable. (since TR apparently stands for an active, intentional stillness. O n the other hand, we must Tuesday too, not just Thursday) He was like poetry, which Cheri is new to The Anchor not neglect God’s purpose for so Ihad no idea he was a senior. preaches comfort with deep this semester and is oh so happy us here on earth. As m y college At that time I also had the habit silence, valuing it more than to be here. She wants your voice career winds down, I must of narcissistically assuming wasted words. Also like poetry, to be heard. Send her a letter. remember, first of all, that this N o w Hiring F o r S u m m e r Positions! is not a prison cell, and second M a c k i n a c State Historic Parks, Michigan — Fort Mackinac, Fort Colonial that God has a plan for me here Michilimackinac, Old M a c k i n a c Point Lighthouse a n d Historic Mill C r e e k and now. There's a reason why Discovery P a r k h a v e full-time s e a s o nal positions available for the 2 0 1 3 we are not home yet. W e have a s u m m e r se a s o n . Positions include M a l e Soldier, Historic H o u s e Interpreters, Naturalist, A d v e n t u r e Tour Guides, G r o u n d s / M a i n t e n a n c e . G u e s t Services church to build.

“Iwish I was at home in my nice hole by the fire,with the kettle just beginning to sing!” It was not the last time that [Bilbo Baggins] wished that! The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien For the past three-and-a-half years, Ihave called Hope College my home. While other freshmen counted down days until break, made m y nest on the third floor of Scott Hall and forgot to phone my mother. I stayed in Holland over the summer and avoided going back to Illinois as much as possible. 'As I prepare to graduate, however, I can see how God ispreparing a place for me. Iknow Ishould,temporarily return to m y father’s house, and Iactually look forward to it. This Christmas break left me longing for the comforts of home. The food, the family, the freedom to do whatever wanted, when I wanted. Now, I’m weighed down with assignments. I am like a maple tree, and creativity is being drained out of me like syrup. Things I love like reading and writing have suddenly become mandatory. I woke up the first Friday of my last semester at Hope muttering. W h y can’t I just go home? Paul, two thousand years ago, must have asked himselfthe same thing. In fact, his letter to the Philippians shows a sort of aomesick longing: “For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain. IfI am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. I am hard pressed between the two. M y desire is to depart and be with Daisy will be spending her Christ, for that is far better. But to remain in the flesh is more last semester having lots ofjam necessary on your account” sessions andpoetry slams.

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Dutchmen m a k e it five straight wins 16]." Hope shot out to a quick start on Saturday, leading 13-4 early thanks to two three-pointers and a dunk delivered by Overway. Stephen Wittenbach (’15) nailed Hope’s fourth threepointer at the 11:57 mark in the first half to extend the lead to 24-11. The Dutchmen led by as many as 19 in the first half, but a Kalamazoo three-pointer as time expired in the first half cut Hope’s lead to 49-37. “W e had a little letdown in the first half where they made a

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The Flying Dutchmen hosted Kalamazoo on Saturday afternoon at DeVos Fieldhouse and defeated the Hornets 97-67. Hope extended their winning streak to five games and improved to 9-6 overall and 4-0 in the MIAA, making it 19 straight M I A A regular season victories dating back to 2011. “W e ’re feeling good after this win,” Colton Overway (’13) said. “W e ’llride this momentum into our game at Calvin tonight [Jan.


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vs. St. Mary's at 7:30 p.m. couple threes to make it closer," shot 51.5 percent from the field Alex Eidson (16) said. “W e let and made nine three-pointers. Overway recorded a double­ Saturday Jan. 19 them back in the game, and we Hockey needed to work on extending double by dishing out 11 assists vs. Aquinas at 9 p.m. at Edge Ice to complement his 12 points. our lead in the second half." Arena Hope successfully kept Josh Holwerda (13) and Nate Kalamazoo from creeping closer VanArendonk (14) led Hope in the second half as Eidson with eight rebounds each. In B rief The Dutchmen have received poured in two straight threepointers and assisted Billy Seiler solid performances by the HOCKEY WINS TWO MORE (13) on a fast break layup to newcomers this season. Eidson cap off a 20-10 run to open the and Brock Benson (16) started This past weekend, the Fly­ on Saturday, and Benson tallied second stanza. ing Dutchmen defeated Grand Kalamazoo managed a layup eight points. Ben Gardner (16) came Valley State and Kettering, mak­ to stop the run, but a 12-0 Hope run ensued after the Hornet off the bench and scored ing their current record 16-3. O n Friday, Hope traveled to layup to give the Dutchmen a nine, while Jordan Denham (16) comfortable 81-51 lead with played 11 minutes offthe bench. Grand Valley to redeem their “All four of our freshmen play loss in early December. Bran­ 9:44 remaining. Chris Ray (13) highlighted a big role,” Overway said. “Us don Flood (’16) started the game this relentless attack, scoring "older guys tell them the^ourt is scoring early, but Grand Valley seven of the 12 unanswered a classroom where they’ll keep answered quickly with two goals points. Hope ended up on learning. They're doing a within a minute of each other. At the end of the first period, outscoring Kalamazoo 48-30 in great job." The freshmen also appreciate Justin Glick (’14) tied the game the second half, sealing the 97the veterans for their leadership, 2-2 with another goal on a power 67 win. “W e rebounded well today, realizing that much of their play. In the second period Chris took care of the ball and had success is derived from the play Kunnen (’13) scored two goals, both on power plays, to take patience on offense," Overway of the leaders. “Were just having fun, the lead for the Flying Dutch­ said. “Our defense reallydictates our offense, and our good especially when were winning," men. Eric Cox (’13) finalized defense leads to fastbreak points Eidson said. “Our top guys draw their win with a goal in the last a lot of attention and that gives period, making the score 5-2. and easy buckets” O n Saturday, Hope han­ The Dutchmen received us younger guys good open dled Kettering and won with contributions all across the looks." board. Seiler led Hope with 18 Hope improved to 5-2 at a 7-0 shutout. Ryan Res­ home this season and will take tum (’13) and Cox both had points and three blocks. Overway, Eidson and Nate their five-game winning streak two goals, while Jake Green Snuggerud (13) also hit double into a battle against rival Calvin (’13), Jared Lehman (’15) and figures for Hope with 12,11 and tonight at Van Noord Aurena in Flood each contributed one. Hope will visit Aquinas on 10 points, respectively. Hope Grand Rapids at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, and on Sat­ urday, Jan. 19 the Dutch­ men will host Aquinas at The Edge Ice Arena at 9 p.m.

W o m e n ’s basketball suffers close loss to Calvin Kyle Bernaciak G uest W riter

On Saturday Hope’s women’s basketball team fell to their archrival, Calvin College, 64-59, in Grand Rapids. Entering Saturday’s contest, both the Flying Dutch and the Knights were 6-0 in the MIAA, tied atop the standings. Adding even more to the pre-game excitement, Calvin was ranked second in the N C A A national standings, while then 14-0 Hope was ranked fifth. “I thought our coaches prepared us well and we had a good game plan going into it," Megan Kelley (T4) said. Riding the momentum of a mid-week, 22-point victory over

Adrian, Hope was prepared to come out of the gates firing. As the game got under way, the Flying Dutch started uncharacteristically sluggish, trailing by nine points, just over five minutes into the game. With 12:35 left in the first half, Kelley assisted Meredith Kussmaul (’13) who finished a layup after getting fouled. The made free throw brought the Flying Dutch within eight points. Just 30 seconds later, Kussmaul drained a threepointer off an assist from Brittany Berry (’15). Hope continued to threaten for the remainder of the first halfwith some key plays coming from Berry, who made a three-

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KNIGHTS WIN CLOSE O N E — Meredith Kussmaul (’13), 40, defends a Calvin player In H o p e ’s 64-59 loss to the Knights. pointer at the 9:30 mark and then again with 2:40 remaining. Kussmaul sank a pair of free throws to tie the game at 27. Kelley tipped in a missed jumper with a fraction of a second remaining. Her tip-in put the Flying Dutch on top, leading 2928 at halftime. “W e knew this would be a test to see where we were and we would find areas that we would need to keep improving,” Liz Ellis (’13) said. In the firstfive minutes of the second half, the game went back and forth with each team finding scrappy ways to score. From the 14:13 mark to the

12:19 mark, Kelley scored Hope’s next seven points, knotting the game at 42. After a significant amount of time with Hope in the lead, Calvin took back the lead at4:25. The Flying Dutch missed some critical layups and the Knights simply proved to be too much. “W e learned some things that we need to work on after this loss and I think that will just make us more prepared for the games to come," Kussmaul said. Hope (14-1, 6-1 MIAA) will look to rebound from the Calvin loss as they face off against St. Mary’s at home at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

Hope hosted the Michigan-Illinois Quad meet on Saturday at the Jenison High School aquatics center. Competing with Hope were Kalamazoo, Wheaton and Lake Forest. The women’s team took first, while the men’s team fin­ ished second to Kalamazoo. The women’s team had a tough battle against Wheaton, and firstplace came down to the final events. The Flying Dutch’s 400 freestyle relay composed of Hannah Larson (’16), Luisa Bur­ gess (T5), Klare Northuis (’16), and Libby Westrate (’13) took first place with a time of 3:40.69 to conclude the meet. Hope won 601-584 over Wheaton. The Flying Dutchmen bowed to their swimming rival,Kalama­ zoo, 635-443. The Flying Dutch­ men won the 400 medley relay composed of Nick Hazekamp (T4), Alexander Perkins (’14), Jake Hunt (’14) and Andrew Lar­ son (’14) with a time of 3:33.20. On Saturday, Hope will travel to Calvin to take on the Knights beginning at 1 p.m.